The LightsThe Dufferin Islands
Dufferin Islands features the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays and over fifty trees beautifully wrapped in lights
Canadian Wildlife Displays
Dufferin Islands is home to the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays including three-dimensional Moose, Deer, Polar Bears, Fox, Bison and Geese. These displays range in height from 4’ to 11’ tall.
There are also two-dimensional displays set up across the ponds including an Inukshuk, Kissing Swans, Bears climbing a tree and Wolves howling at the moon.
Halfway through the Dufferin Islands loop in the area used for picnics in the summer you will find, the Sylma, this iconic display is twenty feet tall and has a diameter of thirty-five feet. Visitors are invited to walk into the display underneath its arching strands. At the centre of the Sylma is a magnificent central pillar lights, there is also a platform within one of the displays loops that visitors can stand on for a great photo opp.
On the Dufferin Islands pond there is a water fountain that is illuminated in changing colours, the fountain sprays water up to twenty-five feet in the air!
This beautiful nature area also features a colourful arrangement of over fifty trees wrapped in lighting.
Near the exit of Dufferin Islands the bridge is illuminated at night in changing colours.
Dufferin Islands Ambassadors
As you exit Dufferin Islands, take a second to admire our newly improved Gingerbread House and say hi to our WFOL Ambassadors who greet visitors passing through!
There is no fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by our Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution $5 – $10 per car; bus groups $1/person), with proceeds used to enhance the Festival’s lights and displays.